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Monique Balbuena: Book award shines a light on the diversity of Jewish culture

Editor’s Note: Monique Balbuena is a CSWS faculty affiliate.
June 7, 2017—“University of Oregon Clark Honors College professor Monique Balbuena was recognized by the Jewish Book Council for her most recent work,  Homeless Tongues: Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora.
“Balbuena’s book was a finalist in the category of Sephardic culture for the National Jewish Book […]

McKinley’s “Fractional Freedoms” celebrated at Knight Law School

May 25, 2017—With panel discussions, a keynote, and a festive reception, CSWS celebrated the release of Director Michelle McKinley’s book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700, at the Knight Law School on the UO campus. The book, published by Cambridge University Press, explores domestic slavery and what Professor McKinley terms […]

Table is set for the inaugural graduation of food studies minors

Editor’s Note: The Food Studies Program was incubated in part through the CSWS Food in the Field Research Interest Group.
Source: Table is set for the inaugural graduation of food studies minors | Around the O
June 9, 2017—“Eight undergraduate students will graduate this spring and summer with a minor in food studies, the first such degrees […]

CSWS faculty affiliates among those honored with UO teaching awards

Source: Eleven faculty members receive UO’s highest teaching honors | Around the O
May 23, 2017—Two CSWS faculty affiliates are among those to receive UO’s highest teaching honors.
Elly Vandegrift
Elly Vandegrift, senior instructor I, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences; received the Thomas F. Herman Award for Specialized Pedagogy.
Kristin Yarris with Scott Coltrane
Kristin Yarris, assistant […]

First Acker-Morgen Lecture will honor two UO feminist scholars

Source: First Acker-Morgen Lecture will honor two UO feminist scholars | Around the O
See also: http://csws.uoregon.edu/evelyn-nakano-glenn/
April 17, 2017 – When Joan Acker, who helped found the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and Sandra Morgen, a longtime center director, passed away last year the UO lost two powerful feminist voices.
But their messages will […]

Irungu to assist international, undocumented students | Around the O

Jane Irungu
February 2, 2017 — “Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, will serve as the UO’s point of contact and resource for international students and students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“The appointment is effective immediately and is part of the Division of Student Life. The Deferred Action for Childhood […]